The north coast of Cornwall an attractive and wild nature about it, whilst the interior of the county is full of exposed terrain and granite intrusions. This rugged landscape, along with the unique culture and folk music traditions on display here make North Cornwall an authentic and enjoyable holiday rental destination that has plenty to offer any visitor.
Walking around the quaint streets of historic market towns, exploring over 60 miles of dramatic cliffs, coves and coastline, golfing, cycling, hiking, touring historic castles and discovering rural villages are just some of the many activities to do in North Cornwall, one of Britain’s most diverse and interesting regions. Many people head to this region to visit the remains of Tintagel Castle, and discover the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
The north boasts some of the finest sandy stretches in the country, including those at Bude, which offer great surfing. Examples of these include the Summerleaze Beach and Crooklets Beach. Various water sports, golf, horse riding, fishing, walking, cycling and bird watching can all be enjoyed in the area, making for an energetic holiday. The town centre retains plenty of Cornish character, and is home to a number of historic buildings, including the church of St Olaf’s.
North Cornwall accommodation is extremely popular at Launceston, with the ancient town known as the ‘Gateway to Cornwall’, and a great place from which to base yourself for exploring the county. The town centre has many small traditional shops, as well as ten pubs, several of which retain their traditional Cornish decor and atmosphere.
There are many other attractions in North Cornwall. The aptly-named Widemouth Bay is popular for surfing and swimming, Padstow is one of the most unspolit fishing villages in Cornwall, and the county town of Bodmin has interesting museums and lies on the outskirts of the inspiring beauty of Bodmin Moor – home of the legendary ‘Beast of Bodmin Moor’ and Brown Willy, the highest point in Cornwall.
Holiday homes in North Cornwall are a great place to be during summer months, when temperatures over 20C are not uncommon, and several hours of sunshine can be expected every day. Unlike the majority of the UK winters are mild, meaning a holiday in North Cornwall can still be enjoyed outside of peak tourist months, and accommodation prices are generally cheaper.
Newquay Airport (NQY) is just a few miles from North Cornwall, depending on your choice of holiday rental destination. Another option is Plymouth Airport (PLH), which is almost an identical distance from towns in the far north of Cornwall such as Bude, and receives a greater number of incoming flights from theLondonarea.